Manny Pacquiao will once again look to become a world champion when he steps into the ring against WBA (Super) welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas on Aug. 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
An unfortunate injury forced IBF and WBC champion, Errol Spence Jr., from putting his titles on the line against Pacquiao in what was arguably the biggest boxing event of the year. But due to Spence tearing his retina, it will be Ugas stepping in to face boxing’s first and only eight-division world champion.
Pacquiao has not fought since July 20, 2019, when he defeated Keith Thurman by split decision to win the WBA (Super) welterweight title and become the oldest welterweight champion in history at 40. He has won each of his past three fights, with a win against Adrien Broner by unanimous decision and a technical knockout against Lucas Matthysse being the others.
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Ugas is a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist who has seen some success as a professional. Since suffering a controversial split decision loss to Shawn Porter in 2019, Ugas has won three straight and captured the vacant WBA title when he defeated Abel Ramos last September. The Cuban has proven to be a tough out for his opponents due to his tricky amateur style.
Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs) will have both a height and reach advantage over Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) in this fight; 3 inches in height and two inches in reach.
Here’s everything you need to know about Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas.
When is Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas?
Date: Saturday, Aug. 21
The Pacquiao-Ugas fight will be held Aug. 21, 2021. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET with the main event fighters expected to be in the ring around 12:30 a.m. ET.
How to watch Pacquiao vs. Ugas
- Fox Sports PBC PPV
The Pacquiao vs. Spence fight will be available on pay-per-view through Fox Sports’ Premier Boxing Champions and iNDemand.
How much does Pacquiao vs. Ugas cost?
Where is Pacquiao vs. Ugas taking place?
The Pacquiao vs. Ugas fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao vs. Ugas odds
Manny Pacquiao: -430
Yordenis Ugas: +300
Although Ugas is the champion, Pacquiao enters the fight as a significant favorite at -430. It would take a wager of $430 to see a profit of $100 should Pacquiao win. Ugas sits as a three to one underdog at +300. A $100 bet would return a profit of $300 if Ugas pulls off the upset.
Manny Pacquiao record and bio
Born: Dec. 17, 1978
Reach: 67 inches
Total fights: 71
Record: 62-7-2, 39 knockouts
Yordenis Ugas record and bio
Born: July 14, 1986
Reach: 69 inches
Total fights: 30
Record: 26-4, 12 knockouts
Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas fight card
- Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas for Ugas WBA (Super) welterweight championship
- Robert Guerrero vs. Victor Ortiz; Welterweights
- Mark Magsayo vs. Julio Ceja; Featherweights
- Carlos Castro vs. Oscar Escandon; Featherweights